In the 1995 Movie Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead Andy Garcia and his criminal pals have a simple phrase for the single best thing in life: “boat drinks.” As in, if you’re having a cocktail on a boat, things can’t get any better. It’s how they greet each other in prison, thinking […]Read more "Deck Waffles"
“Family vacation” is a phrase that doesn’t always recall images of tranquility. Many parents return from one feeling like they need a vacation to recover from their vacation — and that feeling is hardly the exclusive realm of special-needs parents. We’ve had family vacation hits and misses, and over the years we’ve learned what works […]Read more "Vacation Ambition"
Ryan is very independent about doing his homework. He usually comes home from school, has a snack, and begins working on it promptly at 4 p.m. without being asked. Only if he gets stuck on something will be even show us what he is working on. More often, he completes his assignments and puts everything […]Read more "Tales From the Recycle Bin"
The biggest challenge between our family and a successful vacation is keeping Ryan occupied. We bring along enough comforts of home — laptop, Hockey Guys — for him to keep a sense of routine, but we also don’t want him spending an entire vacation engaged in these solitary activities. So we limit his time with […]Read more "Vacation, Part Two – Let the Games Begin"